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This paper develops a root locus technique for random reference tracking in systems with saturating actuators. This is accomplished by introducing the notion of S-poles, which are the poles of the quasilinear system obtained by applying the method of stochastic linearization to the original system with saturation. The path traced by the S-poles on the complex plane when the gain of the controller changes from 0 to infin is the S-root locus. We show that the S-root locus is a subset of the standard root locus, which may terminate prematurely in the so-called termination points. A method for calculating these points is presented and a number of other, more subtle, differences between the usual and the S-root loci are described. In addition, the issue of amplitude truncation in terms of the S-root locus is investigated. Finally, an application of the S-root locus to hard disk drive controller design is presented.